Academies Bill — Requirement for Governing Body to Consult on Application for Academy Order -rejected — 26 Jul 2010 at 19:15
The majority of MPs voted against the inclusion of a provision in the Academies Bill which would have required governing bodies of foundation schools to run a consultation prior to making an application for academy status.
The text of the defeated amendment was:
- in clause 3, in page 3, line 11, at end insert-
- '(1A) Before making an application for an Academy order, the governing body shall consult relevant parties on whether to make such an application.
- (1B) The Secretary of State shall issue guidance as to how governing bodies should conduct such a consultation with parents, pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff and their representatives, neighbouring schools and the local authority and such other parties as he may think appropriate and such guidance must also specify the information to be made available to consultees in relation to the proposed arrangements for Academy status.'
There is a separate provision requiring consultation in relation to maintained schools.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||269 (+1 tell)||0||0||88.2%|
|Lab||0||220 (+2 tell)||0||86.0%|
|LDem||39 (+1 tell)||5||0||78.9%|
|Annette Brooke||Mid Dorset and North Poole||LDem||aye|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem||aye|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||LDem||aye|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem||aye|